Fashion Friday – Apt Cavalier

Recently I spoke to Sarah Johnstone of Apt Cavalier, to find out a bit more about the brand. From keeping comfy at the yard, to looking super smart out competing, the brand focus is to combine function and fashion, and it does a super job!

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With factories based right here in Britain, you can buy knowing you are supporting our own economy, which is something I love. I also love their strapline – winners wear Apt Cavalier – because we all want to be winners, right? Whether that’s out showing or just tacking up and getting in the saddle!

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The AC performance skins are lightweight, and ooze quality in both appearance and performance. In practical terms the tops encourage oxygen flow to muscles, whilst transferring perspiration away from your skin. The sports mesh panel at the back relieves that sweaty back problem when out on the cross country course under your body protector, and on top of all of this, you can match it with a smart pair of jeans or jods to be photoshoot ready in a jiffy!

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Sarah was inspired by her own cross country rounds coming back feeling hot, sweaty and red in the face, desperate to get her body protector off, and has enlisted multiple riders throughout development to test the product – all of whom have fallen in love with it!   apt-cavalier-essential-saddle-cloths-1498213680SC-1

As well as this, AC provide performance leggings, t-shirts, jackets, gilets, wintery woolly hats, and even saddle cloths so you can dress your horse up too.

You can find out more about Apt Cavalier, or buy your own at the links below:

https://www.aptcavalier.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AptCavalierEquestrian/

https://www.instagram.com/aptcavalierequestrian/

Thanks to Sarah for speaking to me, watch out for the next feature with Lydia of LD Equestrian next month!

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Fashion Friday – SXC

Welcome to this week’s Fashion Friday – today’s spotlight is shining on SXC, or Super X Country. But I’m not a cross country rider, I hear you shout. That’s ok my lovely readers – Becci is also constantly developing new and wonderful everyday clothing.

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SXC has been running for 7 years, and Becci originally launched the business in 2010 to fill a gap in the market for technical custom cross country colours. You can rest assured that any pieces you purchase will have been tried and tested, as alongside running SXC, Becci has two event horses of her own, whom she is out competing most weekends! If you are looking for cross country colours – look no further!

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I particularly like the look of the SXC cowel neck, and paired with these breeches makes for a perfect autumn photoshoot option. I love the thumb holes in the sleeves for that extra bit of snuggle! It doesn’t have to end with you though, you can also get matching sets to give that bit of synchronisation between you and your horse.

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Becci tells me that her favourite piece is the SXC contour breeches. Designed to be super soft, and comfortable to wear all day, these breeches are high waisted and really hold you in. Who doesn’t like looking a bit slimmer in breeches?? Yes please! They also have a phone sized pocket, which nowadays I personally think is a must. Made with performance fabric, to improve wicking and Suedetech flexible knee patches we will be ready to get out on those stubble fields for the perfect action shot with these!

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Happy shopping everyone! You can find SXC at the below links:

http://superxcountry.co.uk/

Facebook: @SuperXCountry

Twitter: @SuperXCountry

Instagram: @superxcountry

Thanks for reading, keep an eye out for the next instalment in a fortnight! If you have any questions, or would like to see something specifically do drop me a message.

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Fashion Friday – Tail End Jewellery

Welcome to the new series – Fashion Friday. Here I will be sharing fab options and outfit inspiration for your shoot and beyond. If you have a product, item or must-have that you think could be featured, please pop me a message at laurafiddamanphotography@virginmedia.com and I would love to find out more.

So, our first feature is Tail End Jewellery. This wonderful business has grown from strength to strength since Alison started up over 17 years ago. Her aim was simple, she wanted to help horse owners keep a little piece of their horse close to them, whether they were sadly no longer with them, or not. Much like the photographs that sit unseen on our phones, people often would take a lock of hair from their horses, which would sit, dusty in the bottom of a sock drawer, forgotten. Now you can have it transformed into a beautiful piece of jewellery – a tangible memento of your equine friend.

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Over the years the jewellery range at Tail End Jewellery has grown substantially. Customers have played a huge role in this, with bespoke requests and designs as well as new trends paving the way forward. Today you have the option of over 40 different designs to choose from! Whether you would like a bracelet, necklace or stockpin to accent your outfit, there is something for everyone, and almost all come with the choice of sterling silver, rose gold or 9ct gold (I personally have always loved rose gold!)

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If you’re not in the market for a bespoke horse hair piece, you can always browse the wonderful range of equestrian themed jewellery, and treat yourself before your shoot! Why not have a look for yourself and see if anything catches your eye?

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I asked Alison which her favourite piece is; “my favourite piece (and our customers) is the Inlaid Forever Heart Necklace, simple yet striking, the hair is braided and inlaid into either a silver or rose gold vermeil heart worn on a chain necklace. I also love our new robust and stylish Double Wrap Bracelet that features leather and horsehair entwined.”

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My favourite thing about Tail End Jewellery is their “The Tale Behind” page on their website, where customers can share their memories of their horses. You can take a look here.

So, there you have it – some fabulous options to add a little extra to your outfit. Find out more about Tail End Jewellery at the links below:

www.tailendjewellery.co.uk

Twitter: @tailendjewellery

Instagram: @tailendjewellery

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TailEndJewellery

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